Computer Engineering

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Lassonde School of Engineering
BEng
Full-Time
First-year
First-year
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Gain knowledge at the intersection of hardware and software design becoming qualified to work on computer systems, and to develop computing solutions to engineering problems. Systems blending hardware and software, such as self-driving cars, robotics, and mobile devices, form the basis of the modern world and are all built by Computer Engineers.  

Our Computer Engineering program is accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB).

What You’ll Learn

As a Computer Engineering student you will gain deep knowledge about hardware and software design, as well be uniquely qualified to work on computer systems. You will take courses in computation, system design and other specialized areas, including robotics and virtual reality. This theoretical knowledge is balanced with hands-on experience. Lassonde Computer Engineering students have access to our state-of-the-art facilities – Digital Systems Lab and Robotics Lab. 

After second year, the co-op program can provide you with valuable experience, giving you an early start to becoming a licensed Professional Engineer.

Some Courses You'll Take 

Fundamental Data Structures
Electronic Circuits and Devices
Digital Logic Design
Communication Networks
Software Design
Signals and Systems
Computer Architecture and Organization
Mobile Communications

What is the difference between Computer Science, Computer Security, Computer Engineering and Information Technology?

Computer Science deals with the theory and practice of computer hardware and software. Students learn the theory that underlies computation and how to develop effective, efficient and correct software. The program is intensive in Mathematics and Computer Science courses.

Computer Security focuses on the privacy of personal data, preventing unauthorized access to computer systems, ensuring back-up contingency plans in the event of data loss and protecting systems from malicious activity.

Computer Engineering looks at how fundamental engineering design principles can be used to develop computer software and hardware while teaching you how to keep your knowledge and skills current as technology advances.

Information Technology deals with the application of technology to the organization. The program deals with how technology can be applied, rather than the technology itself.

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Possible Career Paths

Explore what you can do with your degree
  • robotics engineer
  • biomedical-instrumentation specialist
  • virtual reality developer
  • aviation engineer

BEngLassonde School of Engineering

Requirements for admission:
  • Alberta High School Diploma
  • ELA30-1 or English 30
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
  • Math 31
  • And recommendation(s) below:
    • No prerequisite below 70%
    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

      BEngLassonde School of Engineering

      Requirements for admission:
    • British Columbia Secondary School Graduation Diploma
    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
    • Chemistry 12
    • Physics 12
    • Principles of Math 12 or Foundational Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
    • Calculus 12
    • And recommendation(s) below:
      • No prerequisite below 70%
      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

        BEngLassonde School of Engineering

        Requirements for admission:
      • Baccalauréat Général
      • Terminale chemistry
      • Terminale physics
      • Terminale math
        • Prerequisite courses should not be below a grade of 12.
          • A maximum of 30 possible transferable credits may be granted for successful completion of the Baccalauréat Général. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
          To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required.To gain admission to this program, the Baccalauréat Général with a minimum overall score of 14 is required. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

          BEngLassonde School of Engineering

          Requirements for admission:
        • Successful completion of the final year of senior studies
          • Minimum overall result of “Bien/Buena/Bueno/Good” on all academic courses.
          • Some programs require a higher GPA.
        • Senior-level chemistry
        • Senior-level physics
        • Senior-level math
          • No prerequisite below "B"
          • BEngLassonde School of Engineering

            Requirements for admission:
          • Diploma with a total of at least six units, including prerequisites, and grades of 1, 2 or 3 in each unit.
            • A minimum overall average of 3 out of 7 is required. Higher grades required for certain programs.
          • 2-unit chemistry
          • 2-unit physics
          • 2-unit math
            • No prerequisite below 2
              • CAPE 2-unit courses, with results of 3 or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.

              BEngLassonde School of Engineering

              Requirements for admission:
            • One year of CEGEP
            • 2 semesters of English/anglais
            • Chemistry 1 and 2
            • Physics 1 and 2
            • Linear Algebra 1
            • Calculus 1
            • And four additional academic courses (high-school equivalent courses not accepted)
              • No prerequisite below 70%
                • Extra courses will be assessed for transfer credit. Applicants with the DEC may be awarded up to one full year of transfer credit.
                To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                Requirements for admission:
              • Senior Secondary School Graduation Certificate
              • Grade 12 chemistry
              • Grade 12 physics
              • Grade 12 math
                • No prerequisite below 75%
                • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the final year of Senior 3/Grade 12 level of study with a minimum overall average of 85% on all academic courses. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                  BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                  Requirements for admission:
                • Lise Diplomasi
                • Senior-level chemistry
                • Senior-level physics
                • Senior-level math
                  • No prerequisite below 4.0
                  • To be considered for this program, minimum 4.5 or 80% average is required in the final year of senior studies.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 4.5 or 80% average in the final year of senior studies. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                    BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                    Requirements for admission:
                  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Examinations
                  • A-level chemistry
                  • A-level physics
                  • A-level math
                    • No prerequisite below "B"
                      • GCE A2 examinations with results of "C" or better, are eligible for transfer credit, up to a maximum of 18 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                      To gain admission to this program, minimum average of B is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of B. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                      BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                      Requirements for admission:
                    • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
                    • Twelfth Year chemistry
                    • Twelfth Year physics
                    • Twelfth Year math
                      • No prerequisite below 4
                      • To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required.To gain admission to this program, successful completion of the Twelfth Year of senior studies with a minimum overall average of 4.5/5.0 required. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                        BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                        Requirements for admission:
                      • International Baccalaureate Diploma
                        • IB Diploma with passes in six subjects: three passes at the Standard-level and three passes at the Higher-level, or two passes at the Standard-level and four passes at the Higher-level
                      • Standard or higher-level chemistry
                      • Standard or higher-level physics
                      • Standard or higher-level math (Math Studies will not satisfy this requirement)
                        • No prerequisite below 5
                          • Transfer credit is granted for IB courses with Higher-level final grades of 5 or better, to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                          To gain admission to this program, minimum IB diploma point scores of 30 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum IB diploma point scores of 30. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                          BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                          Requirements for admission:
                        • Completion of one of the following:
                          • All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSCE)
                          • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)
                          • Indian School Certificate (ISC)
                          • Intermediate Examination Certificate
                          • Pre-University Examination Certificate
                        • Grade XII chemistry
                        • Grade XII physics
                        • Grade XII math
                          • No prerequisite below 55%
                          • To be considered for this program, minimum 75 average in XII is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 75 average in XII. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                            BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                            Requirements for admission:
                          • Manitoba High School Diploma
                          • English 40S
                          • Chemistry 40S
                          • Physics 40S
                          • Pre-Calculus Math 40S
                          • And one additional 40S level academic subjects (no more than one at the 40G level)
                            • No prerequisite below 70%
                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                              BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                              Requirements for admission:
                            • New Brunswick High School Graduation Diploma
                            • English 120, 121 or 122
                            • Chemistry 121 or 122
                            • Physics 121 or 122
                            • Math 121 or 122 or Pre-Calc 12B
                            • Advanced Math with Intro Calculus 120 or Pre-Calc 12B
                            • And one additional Grade 12 academic subjects (college preparatory 120, 121 or 122)
                              • No prerequisite below 70%
                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                Requirements for admission:
                              • Newfoundland and Labrador High School Graduation Diploma
                              • English 3201
                              • Chemistry 3202
                              • Physics 3204
                              • Math 3204 or 3205 or 3200
                              • Math 3207 or Calculus 3208
                              • And one additional credits at the 3000 level
                                • No prerequisite below 70%
                                • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                  BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                  Requirements for admission:
                                • Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma
                                • English 12
                                • Chemistry 12
                                • Physics 12
                                • Advanced Math 12 or Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
                                • Calculus 12
                                • And recommendation(s) below:
                                  • No prerequisite below 70%
                                  • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                    BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                    Requirements for admission:
                                  • Nunavut High School Graduation Diploma
                                  • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                  • Chemistry 30
                                  • Physics 30
                                  • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
                                  • Math 31
                                  • And recommendation(s) below:
                                    • No prerequisite below 70%
                                    • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                      BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                      Requirements for admission:
                                    • Northwest Territories High School Graduation Diploma
                                    • ELA30-1 or English 30
                                    • Chemistry 30
                                    • Physics 30
                                    • Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or Math 30-1
                                    • Math 31
                                    • And recommendation(s) below:
                                      • No prerequisite below 70%
                                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                        BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                        Requirements for admission:
                                      • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
                                      • ENG4U
                                      • SCH4U
                                      • SPH4U
                                      • MHF4U
                                      • MCV4U
                                      • And one additional 4U or M courses
                                        • No prerequisite below 70%
                                        • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.
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                                          BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Completion of a diploma program or at least two full semesters or one year of full-time academic study at an accredited college
                                        • Overall average of 3.3 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                        • SCH4U*
                                        • SPH4U*
                                        • MHF4U*
                                        • MCV4U*
                                        • * Requirement (or equivalent) must have been satisfied within the previous five years
                                        • No prerequisite below 70%
                                        • BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                          To be considered a mature student, you must:
                                        • Be at least 20 years old by the end of the calendar year of admission to the University
                                        • Have been out of full-time high school studies for at least two years or have returned to upgrade after a two year absence
                                        • Have attempted less than one full year of studies at an accredited university or college
                                        • Have demonstrated potential for success through academic, professional or volunteer activities and other accomplishments
                                        • Requirements for admission:
                                        • SCH4U*
                                        • SPH4U*
                                        • MHF4U*
                                        • MCV4U*
                                        • * Requirement (or equivalent) must have been satisfied within the previous five years
                                        • No prerequisite below 70%
                                        • BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Completion of at least four full-year courses or one year of full-time degree studies at an accredited university
                                        • Overall average of 3.0 or better on a 4-point scale (or equivalent)
                                        • SCH4U*
                                        • SPH4U*
                                        • MHF4U*
                                        • MCV4U*
                                        • * Requirement (or equivalent) must have been satisfied within the previous five years
                                        • No prerequisite below 70%
                                        • BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                          Requirements for admission:
                                        • Prince Edward Island Senior Secondary School Diploma
                                        • English 621
                                        • Chemistry 611 or 621
                                        • Physics 621
                                        • Math 621A or 621B
                                        • Math 611B
                                        • And recommendation(s) below:
                                          • No prerequisite below 70%
                                          • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                            BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                            Requirements for admission:
                                          • Quebec Grade 12 Certificate of Graduation
                                          • Grade 12 English
                                          • Grade 12 Chemistry
                                          • Grade 12 Physics
                                          • Grade 12 Linear Algebra
                                          • Grade 12 Calculus
                                          • And one additional academic (university preparation level) subjects
                                            • No prerequisite below 70%
                                            • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                              BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                              Requirements for admission:
                                            • Transcript of Secondary Level Achievement
                                            • English A30 and English B30
                                            • Chemistry 30
                                            • Physics 30
                                            • Math B30 and C30 or Pre-calculus 30
                                            • Calculus 30
                                            • And recommendation(s) below:
                                              • No prerequisite below 70%
                                              • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                                BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                                Requirements for admission:
                                              • General Secondary Education Certificate
                                              • Senior-level chemistry
                                              • Senior-level physics
                                              • Senior-level math
                                                • No prerequisite below 75%
                                                • BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                                  Requirements for admission:
                                                • High School Diploma
                                                • Senior-level chemistry
                                                • Senior-level physics
                                                • Senior-level algebra
                                                • Senior-level calculus
                                                  • No prerequisite below B
                                                    • AP College Board examinations are eligible for transfer credit, for results of 4 or 5, up to a maximum of 30 credits. Please click here, then click “Transfer Credit Requirements” for details.
                                                    To be considered for this program, minimum A- (3.7) GPA on Grade 11 and 12 academic courses is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum A- (3.7) GPA on Grade 11 and 12 academic courses. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                                    BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                                    Requirements for admission:
                                                  • West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) or National Examinations Council (NECO)
                                                  • Senior-level chemistry
                                                  • Senior-level physics
                                                  • Senior-level math
                                                    • No prerequisite below B2
                                                    • To be considered for this program, minimum WAEC and/or NECO average of B2 is required.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires minimum 4.5 or 80% average in the final year of senior studies. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.

                                                      BEngLassonde School of Engineering

                                                      Requirements for admission:
                                                    • Yukon High School Diploma
                                                    • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
                                                    • Chemistry 12
                                                    • Physics 12
                                                    • Principles of Math 12 or Foundational Math 12 or Pre-calculus 12
                                                    • Calculus 12
                                                    • And recommendation(s) below:
                                                      • No prerequisite below 70%
                                                      • To gain admission to this program, your academic average should be in the low-to-mid 80s.Maintaining your offer of admission to this program requires a final academic average of 80. Please contact Lassonde Admissions at ask@lassondeschool.com if you have any questions or wish to discuss options to retain your offer.